Meet the Bluth family - rich, spoiled, dysfunctional and totally out of control. Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), the level headed eldest son and sanest member of the Bluth family, decides to take a job in Arizona after he is passed over by his father, George Snr. (Jeffrey Tambor) to run the family company. After George Snr. is imprisoned for fiddling the company accounts, the family’s financial assets are frozen and the over-indulged family members must adjust to their new financial status. However, years of spending without recrimination have left them unable to control or understand their finances. It is up to Michael to come back home and attempt to keep things together in his father’s absence.

Michael’s snobbish mother, Lucille (Jessica Walter) finds herself living alone in the family penthouse without the financial means to maintain it, while Michael’s two brothers, George Oscar Bluth (Will Arnett) who prefers to be called GOB and Buster (Tony Hale), sister Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), her husband Tobias (David Cross) and their daughter Mae (Alia Shawkat), also find themselves having to adjust to the new situation…. without much success. It is up to Michael to make sure his siblings don’t leave them bankrupt, but the rest of his wacky family make this job almost impossible… as well as unbearable!

The series has won 5 Emmy Awards in its first year including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, in recognition of its excellence. The series has also just won a Golden Globe in this years awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series " Jason Bateman and was nominated also for Best Television Series.


Certificate: 15
Feature Running Time: 529 minutes (each episode approx. 23 min)
Language: English (2.0 surround)
Subtitles: English SDH, Swedish
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 (16x9)


Pilot: broadcast version
Pilot: extended version
Top Banana
Bringing Up Buster
Key Decisions
Visiting Ours
Charity Drive
Special Features:
Introduction by Ron Howard
Commentary on selected episodes
Deleted/extended scenes x 4 (6.18 min)
Featurette: ‘Breaking Ground: Behind the scenes of Arrested Development’ (16.34 min)
Original Song Segments x 28 (24.30 min)

My Mother, The Car
In God We Trust
Storming The Castle
Pier Pressure
Public Relations
Marta Complex
Beef Consomme
Shock And Aww
Special Features:
Commentary on selected episodes
Deleted/extended scenes x 6 (8 min)
Featurette: ‘The Museum of Television and Radio: Q&A with creator Mitchell Hurwitz and the cast of Arrested Development (9.55 min)

Staff Infections
Missing Kitty
Alter Egos
Justice Is Blind
Best Man For The Gob
Whistler’s Mother
Not Without My Daughter
Let Them Eat Cake
Special Features:
Commentary on selected episodes
Deleted/extended scenes x 4 (8 min)
Featurette: ‘TV Land " Arrested Development: The Making of a Future Classic’ (6.55 min)
Featurette: ‘TV Land Awards " The Future Classic Award’ (4.30 min)
Featurette: ‘Ron Howard " Sneak Peak at Season 2’ (1.35 min)
Easter Egg: ‘Tobias Outtake’ (1.57 min)